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A Week of Vintage Christmas Awesome
So, I had planned to give you three original ornament tutorials this week, but BOY is that not happening.
Instead, I'm giving you a full week of wonders from my vintage craft book/mag collection. Trust me, this stuff is waaaaaaay better than anything I could have come up with.
(This Women's Circle Christmas Book hails from 1976. Which was a Very Crafty Year.)
These ornaments are constructed from various bottle caps. A pretty dang cool idea, really.
Here are some more. There's good potential here! So, Bridget, where's our demo?! :-)
This is a not-half-bad idea, too: handmade pattern weights, for the sewist in your life. Frankly, you could crochet the rocks instead of painting them.
Right now, if I have one sorrow in life, it's the fact that my craft stash contains no ham cans at all.
...But I do have a number of wooden spools! I think these are quite cute.
I will say: in the 70's, craft designers were super good at using embellishments.
...And these? Wow - apparently you take a plastic pill bottle, fill it with glitter and sequins, and bake it until it melts. To add color, you'd rub some lipstick or eyeshadow on the inside of the bottle.
I've said it before: crafting in the 60s and 70s was filled with the most exuberant experiments. Whether you love the finished products or not, they will get you thinking in new ways. I never get tired of this stuff.